Scoring a goal and assisting on two others is impressive in any game. Doing so against the defending MLS Cup champions? Even more so.
Diego Fagundez had himself quite the day at the office on Sunday, as he inspired the New England Revolution to a 5-0 mauling of the LA Galaxy at Gillette Stadium en route to capturing the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 14. (See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.)
Fagundez first set up Saer Sene's 33rd-minute goal, then had the helper on Lee Nguyen's strike in the 71st before capping off his banner day with a low shot three minutes from the end of regulation that made the score 3-0.
The 18-year-old Revolution attacker's performance continued his recent run of good from. He has now scored in four consecutive games for the club and has five goals on the year.
Fagundez is the first New England player to win the MLS Player of the Week award this season.
2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)
Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)
Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)
Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)